After a Breast Cancer diagnosis in 2011, Cynthia Besteman left her job as a top real estate broker in New York City to focus on her health. Her journey led her to learn that it not only matters what we put in our body, but what we put ON our body. During her treatment, she created products for herself using organic butters and oils and then started making them for people she was in treatment with. This grew to the launch in 2015 of Violets Are Blue Skincare, an award winning small-batch organic skincare line sold all over the world. She loves sharing her knowledge of ingredients with people looking to make the switch to cleaner skincare.
Cynthia joined forces with Sarah Kelly and Leah Robert of SaltyGirl in 2018 to form the organization Warrior Revolution. A safe place for cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones to come and get pampered, empowered, and educated.